one-many

[ wuhn-men-ee; usually read as wuhn-tuh-men-ee ]
/ ˈwʌnˈmɛn i; usually read as ˈwʌn təˈmɛn i /

adjective Logic, Mathematics.

(of a relation) having the property that an element may be assigned to several elements but that given an element, only one may be assigned to it.

Nearby words

  1. one-liner,
  2. one-lung,
  3. one-lunger,
  4. one-man,
  5. one-man show,
  6. one-night stand,
  7. one-nighter,
  8. one-note,
  9. one-of-a-kind,
  10. one-off

Origin of one-many

First recorded in 1905–10

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British Dictionary definitions for one-many

one-many

adjective

maths logic (of a relation) holding between more than one ordered pair of elements with the same first member
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